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Excerpted from The Puerto Rican English Blog: http://prenglishblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-port-to-nowhere.html
Monday, September 9, 2013
(AKA “The Island of Disenchantment”)
Even though this is a relatively old article, it’s just so depressing to hear, and I had to share it and vent a little.
Ponce’s Port of the Américas’ transshipment potential rapidly fading away – at CaribbeanBusinessPR.com.
The Port of the Americas (aka the Port of Ponce) is PR’s opportunity to become a vital link in world trade, the only deep-water port in the Caribbean that could handle the super-huge PANAMAX container ships that traverse the Panama Canal. We were billed to become the “Singapore of the Caribbean”. We were set to reclaim our position as the 1st Port of the New World, the geographic axis connecting North America, South America, and Europe, and with the traffic from the Panama Canal, Asia as well. This is PR’s chance to grow rich and powerful off of basically just being there, sitting in the ocean exactly where it’s always been, which is the best way to get rich. READ MORE…
Students from across Puerto Rico attended the NOAA CREST Summer Camp this week on the UPRM Campus. This afternoon, they attended a workshop by Dr. Eric Harmsen, which focused on the use of GOES-PRWEB for scheduling irrigation in Puerto Rico. Irrigation scheduling is important for water conservation and for achieving optimal crop yields. The presentation is provided below:
I received an email from Ernesto Rodriguez of the National Weather Service in San Juan this morning, regarding the rainfall data from NOAA’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS). GOES-PRWEB uses the AHPS, so until NEXRAD is back online, the GOES-PRWEB results will be questionable.
Here is the email from Ernesto:
Comienza hoy el juicio por la ‘Ley Tito Kayak’ – En 2011 arrestaron a seis por objetar los aerogeneradores
En 2011 arrestaron a seis por objetar los aerogeneradores
Good News!! GOES-13 is back online. Solar Radiation Can be downloaded by clicking HERE
The GOES-13 satellite was offline from September 25 through October 19, 2012. During this time, solar radiation data for PR and the northern Caribbean Region were not available. However, the water and energy balance algorithm (GOES-PRWEB) continued to function with estimated solar radiation data. GOES-PRWEB results for solar radiation and 24 other hydro-climate variables are available at